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2021 Bladder Cancer Young Investigator Awardees

Meet Our Funded Investigators

Since 2009, the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN) has invested nearly $6 million for bladder cancer research.

The New Discoveries Research Young Investigator Awards support the development of outstanding early career research scientists and clinical cancer research investigators who have shown a commitment to improving the lives of bladder cancer patients.

Awardees include:

2021

Svetlana Avulova, MD, Urologic Oncology Fellow. Mayo Clinic 

Research: Sexual Function in Women Undergoing Radical Cysctectomy.

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Svetlana Avulova, MD

2021

Eugene Pietzak, MD, Assistant Attending Surgeon (Urologic Oncology), Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Research: Defining the Clinical Impact and Molecular Drivers of “Secondary” Muscle-Invasive Bladder Cancer.

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Eugene Pietzak, MD

2021
Filipe De Carvalho, MD, PhD, Urologic Oncology Fellow, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Research: Clonal Architecture and Tumor Microenvironment of Cisplatin Resistant Localized Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer.

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Dr. Filipe de Carvalho

2021
Benjamin Miron, MD, Medical Oncology Fellow, Fox Chase Cancer Center

Research: Relationship of Circulating Tumor DNA in Patients with Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer to Pathologic Staging and Disease Prognosis.

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Benjamin Miron, MD

2021

Brendan Guercio, MD,  Hematology/Oncology Fellow, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Research: Associations of Patient Diet and Benefit from Immunotherapy in Urothelial Carcinoma.

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